Day 224 – Nutella Cupcakes

12 Mar

I got a new mini cupcake pan yesterday and I am soooo excited to try it out!!!  What better way to test it than with these Nutella Cupcakes (recipe below from Gimme Some Oven).  Chocolatey hazelnut goodness.  Definitely the was to break in this pan!

Chocolate-Cupcake      Mini-Chocolate-Cupcake

The cupcakes are moist and chewy.  They have a light crunch on the top.  And a nice chocolate flavor.  Not milk or dark, just simply chocolatey.

Nutella-Frosting

The frosting is thick and hard.  Easy to pipe, just very thick.  It have a strong Nutella flavor.  Like sugary Nutella.

Nutella-Cupcake     Mini-Nutella-Cupcake

Together the Nutella is definitely the star.  No doubt that’s what this is.  The frosting and the  Nutella filling blend together and are much stronger than the cupcake.  It’s a shame cause the cupcake is so good, but not a shame cause it’s Nutella.

Nutella-Halved-1

Scoring Sheet:

  • Cupcake Taste: 4
  • Frosting Taste: 3.5
  • Overall Taste: 4
  • Appearance: 3
  • Ease of Making: 4.5
  • TOTAL: 19

Nutella-Halved-2

RECIPE

Nutella Cupcakes (recipe from Gimme Some Oven)

Cupcakes:
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate cocoa powder (or any unsweetened cocoa powder)
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup coffee, lukewarm
  • coarse sea salt, for sprinkling
  • 1 (13-ounce) jar Nutella, to fill the cupcakes (you may or may not use the whole jar)
Nutella Frosting:
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup Nutella
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • pinch of kosher salt
  • 2-3 Tbsp. milk (or heavy cream)

For directions visit Gimme Some Oven.

*Tomorrow: Raspberry Tiramisu Cupcakes*

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